New Remix of “Eighties Retro Party”

Hi everyone, sorry it’s been so long, the creative side of me seems to have been taking a holiday!

What I offer you today was kind of inevitable.  In the eighties, someone thought of the idea of the twelve inch single, and soon everyone from Pet Shop Boys to Shaky were producing over-long versions of their singles to fill up the extra five inches of vinyl.  These extended mixes often added little to the original track but, if they got it right, were really cool (Blue Monday I’m looking at you, though that’s a bad example as I don’t think there was initially a seven inch version!)

So, here is an extended mix of Eighties Retro Party.  It does have an extra verse and I enjoyed putting it together.

As for new songs, I do have a new track, called “Our Last September” which was written as a duet however the person who I wrote it for does not have the free time at the moment to record it, so until she does (or I find someone else) it will have to remain in a creative limbo, which is s shame as I love the demo and the second voice will just finish it off perfectly.  I’m sure that is causing the creative block, and hopefully once that is done service will resume as normal!

Anyway, cancel your plans for the afternoon, as here is the Twelve Inch Extended Mix of Eighties Retro Party.  Like proper extended mixes from the era it does go on a bit, sorry!

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Three Word Title: An Explanation

So you may have noticed, if you have visited my SoundCloud page, that the collected tracks that I am working on at the moment are filed in an album called “Three Word Title”.  This came as a coincidence, I noticed that the first two songs that I wrote both had three words in the title.  When looking for an album title I decided to call the album “*Three Word Title” so that, if I ever produced hard copies of it (well, I can dream can’t I?!) it would look like the title was a working title that was meant to be updated before the album was released but that was somehow overlooked.  It was meant to be a kind of joke.

Fast forward to now, although there are only five tracks available (not including alternate mixes) there are actually six written, I am still waiting on some female vocals on what will hopefully be the next track, “Our Last September” and they all follow the three word title pattern.

However, with the latest track I struggled.  You will have seen it listed as “45 and Out” which actually makes it sound like it is something completely different!  So today I have renamed the track “Forty Five” which is what it should have been called all along, the links on SoundCloud all still work however the tracks are no longer all three word titles.

So I guess at some point I will have to come up with a new album title!

Here is a link to the full album playlist:

Enjoy!